MUSCAT The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), located in Halban, has started its academic year with Orientation Days for students new to GUtech, entering the General Foundation or the Academic Foundation Programme or the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering programmes this week. The induction day is an introduction to the new study environment and held in English and Arabic.
The Rector of the University, Prof. Michael Modigell and Dr. Hussain Al Salmi, Deputy Rector for Administration and Finances welcomed the new batch of GUtech students in English and Arabic: “I have the pleasure to welcome you at our university and to our GUtech family. Studying at our university, you made a good choice for quality higher education. GUtech is affiliated with one of the leading universities in Europe, RWTH Aachen University. In the coming years GUtech will be a part of your life and very challenging for you. We expect you to work hard and study well for a bright future of yourselves and your country,” said Prof. Michael Modigell. The General Manager of the Foundation Year Programme, Ahmed al Salmi stressed in his speech the overall mentoring support to the students: “We be there and support you throughout your studies.”
The GUtech orientation days continued with presentations of senior students about academic life and student life at GUtech. The students also received more information on the Student Council. GUtech has an active student body with many activities such as a chess club, participation in the cancer walkathon, the International Night, National Day Celebrations and the Muscat Youth Summit, Sports Day. Furthermore, a GUtech Student Council is elected every year which includes student representatives of each study-programme. “We aim at giving a voice to each student” said Mohammed Al Tamami, president of the Student Council and GUtech alumni. The next Student Council elections will be held in October this year. “If you wish to make a change, start with yourself” said Mohammed while encouraging the students to be an active member of the Student Council and the GUtech community.
The language of tuition at GUtech is English. GUtech is affiliated with RWTH Aachen University, one of the leading Universities of Technology in Europe. For many years employers in Germany have been ranking RWTH Aachen University as the best university in Germany. GUtech offers the General English Programme, a Foundation Programme and Bachelor of Science programmes in Applied Geosciences, Computer Science, Urban Planning and Architectural Design, International Business and Service Management as well as Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering and Environmental Engineering as well as a MSc programme in Petroleum Geoscience.
All Bachelor of Science programmes are internationally accredited, the BEng programmes are in the process of being accredited.